Recreation

Brake Caliper Compression Tools

Brake Caliper Compression Tools is used to apply, remove and repair braided brake pad rubber components. Brake Caliper Compression Tools uses hydraulic pressure to draw out old brake pad rubber components such as rotors, channels, piston or pads from the metal surface of the rotor. Removing and replacing rotors, pads and channels is a very delicate and exact job which requires that the correct equipment is used and that a steady hand to be used to avoid damaging the components.

Brake Caliper Compression Tools – Maintenance Tips

Brake Caliper Compression Tools are used with a rotary screwdriver to remove the outer cover of the rotors and lift and push back the pad against the brake caliper cylinder to expose the pad material. The pad material must be held in place using a lock pick or clamp. Once the pad has been properly released, the new pad can be secured in place with new locking pins or clamps.

Rotors and channels can be replaced without using too much extra force. Using an automotive shop solvent, the old rotors can be cleaned before the new parts are installed. In most cases it is enough to wash the rotors with a mild soap solution and a car cleaning liquid to remove all the dirt and grease buildup. A rotary extractor can be used to carefully remove and discard the old rubber parts. A hydraulic pounder is used to apply the new rubber pads to the rotors.